Comments: Great shoe! I got a great price and a free running hat!
From: Jed, Ohio, USA
Comments: Since the T5, things have gone downhill. The T7 simply does not give you a feel for the road which the T5 had. Please bring the T5 back.
From: Johnny, Medina, OH, USA
Comments: I was excited to try this shoe. Having raced and trained in Asics Gel Racer, Trainer and Saucony A3 and A4. I wanted to find a little more cushion than the A4 for longer days but with the same light platform and supple shoe. So I tried the Brooks T7, much to my chagrin. This has been the worst fitting shoe my feet has ever had the non-pleasure of stepping into. Right off the bat, the hot spots on top of the outer toes and the inner arch behind the big toes have left my feet scarred and blistered. You can feel every stitch in this shoe. I think to keep the weight down they skipped out on a sockliner, that simple fix would have made me a convert. Sorry Brooks but I gave them a valiant effort. Had to ditch and go back to Saucony and Asics.
From: Rahman, Long Beach, CA, USA
Comments: Get your feet ready for a nice swim. As someone who's been using these since the original Hyperion Racer I had a feeling something wasn't right when I opened the box. The T7 no longer looked like the narrow slipper fitting shoe as it's predecessors but rather looked like I was staring at a pair of boats. After several runs of different distances including a 13 miler, yes I do all distance with the T series including marathons, I need to start looking for another shoe for the first time in 10 years, thousands of miles and many races from 1600m and up. The T series to me had become an extension of my feet, that's how great this shoe was. Problem spots
Shoe is larger in size and no longer fits small, like previous versions. Shoe fits true to size. Foot feels like it's swimming inside.Asymmetrical lacing system eliminates a pair of eyelets which prevents me from a tighter fit. Just can't get it to fit properly whether I lace it super tight or just a bit tight.Hot spots on top of my foot and overall poor ventilation. My socks were nearly completely soaked after a 13 miler on a dry warm day. Will most likely not be able to do marathons with this anymore.
On the longer runs I blisters were starting on the insides of both feet just below my toes, most likely due to my foot moving around inside. Ever since the T5 the shoe has been getting larger, especially the toebox area. Brooks would do very well by bringing the T3 Racer, without the looped eyelets, splash a new colour and put it back up for
sale. This series peaked with the T5. Are you listening Brooks.
On the positive side, the shoe has gotten a bit lighter and the insole is more cushioned. It also hasn't lost the fast feel and smooth cushioned transition you don't get with other flats. Fit is crucial with the T7. I'll try one 1/2 size down and will report back.
From: Gearge K., Montreal, QC, Canada
Comments: So after wearing them sparingly enough to get used to a hot spot, I think they're pretty great shoes. I think the fit is less sloppy than the T6, as the heel cup seems to have a more natural snugness to it. The midfoot seems to have a better fit, too, because the the tongue doesn't move around much under the laces. The lacing reminds me of the Nike Free 5.0 V4, which I thought was just about the most comfortable shoe ever. The T7s double well for training and racing, as they are quite light, but with enough of a heel that your calves and Achilles can survive daily running in them. The T-series continues to be the best all-around shoes I've worn. My one complaint now is that the mesh upper seems to hold moisture more than previous models and the white mesh shows dirt quickly.
From: Joe, Lexington Park, MD, USA
Comments: In love with the Brooks T series. Had a mess of the T3's a bunch of T 4's and piles of T 5's. The 6's rubbed on the heal and caused problems so after waiting out, what seemed to be eternity,the T7's hit. I am training and racing in them. I had an awesome 25k and i have the second pair tucked away. I am a minimalist and these are perfect. Don't let the lacing fool you. At first i thought, crap! But i actually opened up the laces, laced them on my foot to comfort and ran. Haven't had any discomfort with this shoe!
From: Jilan, Allendale, Michigan, USA
Comments: Loved the T5, wasn't crazy about the T6 (inferior upper), and after trying the T7 will be searching for another training/racing shoe. T7 upper and lacing style simply don't make for a good fit. And the heel position is higher than prior models. The best thing this shoe had going for it was the sole design - real performance with some cushioning. Leave it to idiot, non-runner designers to take a great shoe and flush it down the toilet.
From: Doug, Traverse City, MI, USA
Comments: I will review this shoe without complaining about the sizing:: I will start off by saying that I am 5'9'' 145lbs and this is my first pair of Brooks. I needed a pair of racers for half and full marathons and still wanted something lightweight, thats why the T7 caught my eye with its lightness, low profile and flexibility. After the initial break in period the shoes performed flawlessly, its so lightweight and has great cushioning that I wouldn't say is squishy but responsive and bouncy, as a mid foot runner I found them to be fast in transition of push off allowing a quick turnover with no heavy plastic in the midsole. The upper fits very well and follows the shape of the foot for a comfortably snug fit. Having a hydroflow unit in the heel provides good cushioning on long distances and hilly courses. Overall this shoe has met all the needs of a lightweight marathon racer. Would I recommend this shoe:YES.
From: Mark, LA, USA
Comments: I loved the T6. I have multiple pairs with hundreds of miles. I like a lot about the T7, but the new upper and stitching causes hot spots on the top of my toes/metatarsals. I won't be able to wear them.
From: Joe, Lexington Park, MD, USA
Comments: I normally wear a women's 7.5 in Brooks Adrenaline and ordered these in a men's 6.0. The size is perfect. Incredibly lightweight, comfortable shoe for an efficient runner. Have worn for speed training and in a half marathon race so far without any problems. No need for socks. Looking forward to more races in these shoes!
From: Hillary, Boston, MA, USA
Comments: Good shoes for 5K up to Marathon. Runs a full size small though. I normally wear a 9.5 but I know the T Series usually runs small so I ordered up to a 10. The size is fine up to about 6 miles then I assume my foot expands and my toes are pinched in the toe box. Oh well, I'll wear them in 5Ks and order a 10.5 for longer runs.
From: Joshua, Troy, AL, USA